State Data Links

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS):State-level data on adult substance use, tobacco use, diet and other preventive health practices and risk behaviors that are linked to chronic diseases, injuries and preventable infectious diseases. County-level synthetic data estimates for selected risk indicators may be accessed by local health departments.

County Health Rankings - Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health: Compares the overall health of a county, with the health of other counties in the state. Ranking also includes factors that contribute to health, such as health behaviors, quality of health care, and social and economic factors. This resource is from the the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

Florida Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set (CHARTS): Includes such health statistics as births, deaths, disease morbidity, population and behavioral risk factors.

Missouri Information for Community Assessment (MICA): Is an interactive system that allows anyone to create a table of specific data from various data files including births, deaths, hospital discharges and others.

New York State's Community Health Assessment Clearinghouse: Is a "one-stop" resource for community health planners, practitioners, and policy developers. It has resources related to data, "how-to" do assessments, practice examples, training resources and other useful links.

State and Community Health Profiles: This section provides links to several state and county health departments, and several private and nonprofit organizations that have used CDC's Healthy Days Measures as community health status indicators.

State Health Facts Online: A resource developed by Kaiser Family Foundation contains the latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation.

Utah's Indicator-Based Information System for Public Health (IBIS-PH): IBIS-PH provides information on the health status of Utahns, the state of the health care system, and Utah public health activities. You can access published reports, dynamic indicator profiles, and even query health data directly.

Washington State's Vista: Vista is a menu-driven software package that facilitates analysis of population-based health data. It is both a point-and-click, user-friendly interface and a collection of public health data sets. The name, Vista, originated as an acronym for Vital Statistics - the original data sets included in Vista. Since then, additional data sets (other than Vital Statistics) have been added and the acronym is no longer entirely applicable.

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS): State-level and New York City data by gender in six categories of health-risk behaviors. These include: unintentional and intentional injuries; tobacco use alcohol and other drug use; sexual behavior; unhealthy dietary behavior and physical activity.